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Parliament Passes Legislation Protecting Canada's Seniors

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

OTTAWA, December 13, 2012 - Today, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and the Honourable Alice Wong, M.P. for Richmond and Minister of State (Seniors) welcomed the passing by Parliament of Bill C-36 the Protecting Canada's Seniors Act.


Legislation to Double Victim Surcharge Passes in the House of Commons

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

OTTAWA, December 13, 2012 - Today, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, welcomed the passing in the House of Commons of Bill C-37, the Increasing Offenders' Accountability for Victims Act. The legislation would make offenders more accountable by doubling the victim surcharge that offenders must pay, and ensuring that the surcharge is applied to all offenders.


GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TO ADDRESS HIGH-RISK ACCUSED PERSONS FOUND NOT CRIMINALLY RESPONSIBLE

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

PORT COQUITLAM, November 22, 2012 - The Honourable James Moore, P.C., M.P. for Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam , Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the Government's intention to introduce legislation to address concerns about high-risk accused persons found Not Criminally Responsible on account of mental disorder who may pose a threat to the safety of the public if released into communities, and victims' requests for greater involvement in this area of the justice system.


GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TO ADDRESS HIGH-RISK ACCUSED PERSONS FOUND NOT CRIMINALLY RESPONSIBLE

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

MONTREAL, November 22, 2012 - The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, accompanied by Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, today announced the Government's intention to introduce legislation to address concerns about high-risk accused persons found Not Criminally Responsible on account of mental disorder who may pose a threat to the safety of the public if released into communities, and victims' requests for greater involvement in this area of the justice system.


New Law Eliminating House Arrest For Serious And Violent Crimes Comes Into Force

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announced today amendments that eliminate conditional sentences for serious and violent crimes – the final component of the Safe Streets and Communities Act – have come into force.


Legislation to Better Protect Canada's Seniors Passes in the House of Commons

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

OTTAWA, November 6, 2012 - Today, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and the Honourable Alice Wong, M.P. for Richmond and Minister of State (Seniors), welcomed the passing in the House of Commons of Bill C-36, the Protecting Canada's Seniors Act. The legislation aims to better protect seniors by helping ensure tough sentences for those who take advantage of elderly Canadians. Bill C-36 will now move to the Senate.


Legislation Targeting Serious Drug Crime Comes Into Force

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the coming into force of the Targeting Serious Drug Crime - component of the Safe Streets and Communities (Bill C-10).


Federal Justice Minister Discusses Citizen's Arrest Legislation With The Canadian Convenience Stores Association

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today addressed the Canadian Convenience Stores Association third annual State of the Industry event. Minister Nicholson discussed the details of the Citizen's Arrest and Self-Defence Act which received Royal Assent on June 28th, 2012.


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